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Executive Assistant/ Portland Housing Authority Executive Director



Carol Geesaman
 
321 North Meridian Street
Portland, IN. 47371
260-726-9395
260-726-2763-Fax
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PROGRAMS OF THE PORTLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY
 
The Portland Housing Authority was formed because of growing need for decent, safe, and affordable housing for the low-income families of this community.
 
The PHA is involved in administering one form of subsidized housing. This program is:
  • SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM
The policies governing the local administration of this program is set by a five (5) member Board of Directors. These members are appointed by the Mayor with overall responsibility to be sensitive to the needs of the participants while ensuring the fiscal solvency of the housing authority.
 
The staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Board’s program. The Mayor appoints the Executive Director. 
 
SECTION 8 HOUSING PROGRAM
 
VOUCHER. The PHA has current contract authority to assist families. Families who elect to receive rental assistance in the form of a housing assistance payment (HAP), paid directly to the owner.

Under the Voucher program the family is allowed to pay 40% or more or less than 40% of it’s monthly adjusted income. The amount the family actually pays and the amount of the HAP is dependent upon the total rent on the unit selected by the family. The rent must be rent reasonable.

Portland Housing Authority Policies